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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 28, 2011 5:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: (TDIH) Quintessential "Rip Your Face Off" 1969 Grateful Dead

What is it about performing at a motor speedway that put the Grateful Dead in such a mood?

I have always loved the amazing festival gig from Miami on TDIH in 1969. This set is played with a certain brutality that leaves you wondering if the venue was left in smoldering ruins at its conclusion.

Cumberland Blues and Hard to Handle are performed with a certain viciousness quite unique to this show, and I'm still astonished by the raw intensity of the two extended instrumental breaks during an incendiary rendition of Mason's Children!

Sure the vocals are sketchy and the playing quite ragged, but this music will strip the paint off your walls...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-12-28.sbd.cotsman.8999.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Dec 28, 2011 6:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (TDIH) Quintessential 'Rip Your Face Off' 1969 Grateful Dead

RIGHT -ON!!` Had a crystal clear copy of this show way back in the days of tapes.I always enjoyed this show...be careful those tower's and wires!!! i always liked the cold,rain,and snow from this show. thanks for the reminder cliff.

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Poster: wineland Date: Dec 28, 2011 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (TDIH) Quintessential 'Rip Your Face Off' 1969 Grateful Dead

Maybe not the full set list but the clarity is good on the GMB edition. If I was making a mix tape of the different versions I'd sandwich this in the middle for the meat of the show.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-12-28.sbd.gmb.96578.flac16

Edit: I love the frenzy they work themselves into from 8:57 to 10:10 on Mason's Children.

This post was modified by wineland on 2011-12-28 19:35:06

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Poster: Skobud Date: Dec 28, 2011 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (TDIH) Quintessential 'Rip Your Face Off' 1969 Grateful Dead

Always loved this as well Dennis. Huge show for Pig and much talked about Mason's. I think the H2H fucking incredible. Also, keep in mind all of the insanely good shows that surround this one...The Tea party gigs right after and the classic, under the radar gig at SMU the show before. Killer TDIH...Cheers to this one!

This post was modified by Skobud on 2011-12-28 13:53:37

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Poster: Reade Date: Dec 31, 2011 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (TDIH) Quintessential 'Rip Your Face Off' 1969 Grateful Dead

Always loved how Jerry pipes up after Pig implores audience menbers to stay away from "the wires" to ensure no more speaker stacks fall over.
He sees fit to remind everybody that "at least 50 % of all this" is not to instill fear (for those experiencing altered states of consciousness and might perceive it that way) but to help protect people.
Smack in the middle of a ripping late-'69 performance there was Jer looking out for 'someone somewhere who might be afraid." Amazing.

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